New edition of R&S´s survey of multinationals (1999-2009)

This is the fifteenth edition of R&S´s annual statistical survey of major multinational companies. It covers 374 large enterprises, 325 of which are industrial companies in the manufacturing and energy sectors, 25 are telecommunications businesses and 23 are utilities active on an international scale. Their aggregate turnover in 2008 was EUR 9,800bn, including EUR 8,500bn in manufactured products, EUR 700bn in telecoms and EUR 600bn in public utilities, and their assets totalled EUR 9,700bn. Together they employ 29 million people. In 2008, European-based companies have together realized a consolidated value added equal to approx. 11% of Europe's gross domestic product.